The Making of a Cross Canada Route

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Deadly99, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. wianbiggar

    wianbiggar Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if Ted's around or away on holiday? I ask as I'll be starting my gentle bimble across Canada after the Canada Day celebrations and am trying to get the updated GPS maps.
    Cheers,
    Ian
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Haven't talked to him since last month, I'm guessing you tried PM'ing him?
  3. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    He's been up north for the last week. I saw a post where we was going to be back last night.
  4. wianbiggar

    wianbiggar Been here awhile

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    Indeed he has - must have been just back and sent me all the maps I need!
    What a guy!
    Thanks you - now I can get lost officially!
    Ian
  5. tntraveler

    tntraveler Adventurer

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    Here's a question for those who have traveled the TransLab. We're leaving Mary's Harbour around noon and will go beyond Port Hope Simpson before the day is out. We've been seeing the tent icons on the gps but sometimes it's not evident exactly the spot they refer to. Is there more info than we're seeing and, if so, how do we access it on our Montana? Thanks!
  6. tofire409

    tofire409 Geared up and ready.

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    When I did the road, I left Happy Valley-Goose Bay and stopped at Pinware Provincial Park and camped there. I don't remember seeing any structured camping along that stretch. There are pull-offs here and there but I think it's bush camping.

    I'm sure one of the more local guys can give better information.

    Enjoy the ride!!!!
  7. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Though I have not done it Mapmaster camped for 2 sleeps at the highway depot at Cartwright junction. He said the crew helped with transport of necessary repair item and cooking /laundry services.
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    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    There is a sign for a campground between Churchill Falls and Lab City but I have no idea if there is anything actually there. I have not seen any evidence of anything between Mary's Hbr and Goose. It is totally legal to camp anywhere as it's all crown land. Pull over wherever it looks nice.
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  9. tntraveler

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    We camped night before last at Gosling Park near Goose Bay. It's out on the North West River Rd at the south end of Gosling Lake. There isn't a sign, but if you keep an eye out on the right after you cross the bridge, you'll see a dirt road with a green building back in the woods. 35474944_Unknown.JPG
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  10. tntraveler

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    We heard about that one from a couple on the hydro plant tour yesterday. That's the one we'll be looking for tonight.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Let us know what you find. Gary and Beth splurged for a hotel room and hot showers in Churchill Falls last night. Nice to meet them in their journey. Enjoy the ride.
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    250senuf Long timer

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    Gray Creek Pass open as of June 23, 2017 according to Gray Creek Store site. Human intervention speeded the opening.
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  13. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    HI Folks

    Been awhile since i posted here but we've been busy scouting TCAT REV xx trails here in NB and NS.
    Today i rode 85 miles of the South East of New Brunswick {IN blue ] and only encountered a small amount of planned connection trails that were not multi-use. New to me is the go pro vid clips i just need to get uploaded until then... a few snap of today in the Harrison Mountain area .

    [​IMG]june26thscreen by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    Harrison Mountain looking North
    [​IMG]20170626_181253 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20170626_182113 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    got spit out in a place called Petitcodiac In time for a late supper then the headed for home.Looking forward to linking a few vids...

    [​IMG]20170626_193305 by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr


    stay tuned it's time to start scouting /camping on the Truro "eastward" leg...

    [​IMG]Truro to Canso by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    zoomed in a bit :wink:

    [​IMG]Truro to Canso zoom by Freewillie KLR, on Flickr

    Bill
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  14. skibum69

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  15. wianbiggar

    wianbiggar Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that RPB - I'll be coming through NB as I've never been there before so good to see more trails..
    Ian
  16. jackalsour

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    I can't zoom in on the map to see where you went but mother's side of the family is from there. Not sure what state it's in now but there's a rail bed from my grandparent's that runs to Havelock. You probably want to head towards Adair's and Martin Head though
  17. hgwilliam

    hgwilliam Been here awhile

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    Do you think 2up would play through there? Hitting the east coast in a couple of months


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  18. rarepartbuilder

    rarepartbuilder redemption gypsy

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    I thought a bit about the Hillsborough railway but even on Mondays scouting..there was no 4x4 vehicle signs posted at different ends of the railbed that the gravel roads crossed,,

    Adair's will be in the zone.. , Martin's head will be a waypoint for anyone wanting to explore ...on the Sussex end of the posted track the gpx will swing more to the Fundy park boundary for a bit {left} to soak up some of the many Albert county scenery vantage spots.

    The criteria is for loaded big bike doable .. in my own opinion laying a loaded bike on its side on a low speed /slow motion tip over is a different animal than with a passenger..

    There are a few spots from Monday that just a loaded bike would have a rider feathering the clutch in 1st .. to stay in control on some of the steeper rockier terrain. ..all that being said ...
    The route would be ridden by Ted before endorsed or distributed on gravel travel ... there may or may not be a trail filtering process at that stage.. :-)
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  19. hgwilliam

    hgwilliam Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I have the file I received about 8 months ago and plan to use part of the east trails to go to and from the east coast.



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  20. cgguy09

    cgguy09 ScientiƦ Cedit Mare

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    Hey team!
    I'm back, I'm going to be able to ride (part) of the TCAT in July! (Finally got some leave from work).

    I'll be grabbing it in Western B.C. somewhere and heading East. I'd be looking to set out on the 7th/8th.

    As I'll be riding up from Seattle, is there a good spot I should hit the trail? I only have about 10 days, so I want head straight to the good stuff!

    Time to prep the bike!

    -cFogs